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Vitals & Demographics

Patient

  • Gender: female
  • Age: 90 years

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Signs and Symptoms

Shortness of breath, edema, weight gain, lack of appetite, intermittent chest pain

History

Medical

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation

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Differential Diagnosis & Patient Workup

Differential Diagnosis

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Myocardial infarction

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Diagnosis

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Atrial Fribrillation
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 3)

Actual Outcomes

Treatment

  • Selection of a new diuretic

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Standards of Care

Suggested Workup

  • CBC
  • CMP

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Suggested References

Key Points & Editorial

Key Points

  • Patients with diastolic heart failure can be treated primarily with diet surveillance—particularly salt restriction as much as practical
  • Careful attention to medication reconciling; home vitals monitoring—weight, BP, HR

 

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Author(s)

  • David Abrams, MD, USC
  • David Spiro, MD, Oregon Health & Science University Dr. Spiro has no conflicts to disclose.

Editor(s)

  • David Abrams, MD, USC
  • David Spiro, MD, Oregon Health & Science University Dr. Spiro has no conflicts to disclose.

Last Updated

  • January 18, 2017